Today the biopic drama ‘Paradjanov’ by Helena Fetisova and Serge Avedikian was nominated for a prestigious Academy Award in the category of foreign language films.
Other pretenders selected by the Ukrainian Oscar Committee were two features: ‘Eternal Return’ by Kira Muratova and ‘Haytarma’ by Akhtem Seytablaev.
It is reported that the film ‘Paradjanov’ was given six votes of the members of the Committee out of 10.
‘Paradjanov’ is the debut feature film co-directed by Elena Fetisova (Ukraine) and Serge Avedikian (France), co-produced by Ukraine, France, Georgia, and Armenia with the support of the Fillmaking State Agency of Ukraine, Arte France, Georgian and Armenian National Film Centers. The Ukrainian part of co-production is production company ‘Interfilm’.
The nominees in 24 categories of Academy Awards will be officially announced in the US on January 16, 2014, and the 86th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on March 2, 2014 in Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.